Group-Sponsored Steampunk Fairy Tales IV Anthology Contest
Over the last three years (since March 2016), the Steampunk Fairy Tales collective have produced three anthologies, with fourteen authors retro-fitting fairy and folk talks from all across the world and its rich history of mythology!
And this time we’re looking for fresh blood and oil for volume floor—so if you like writing short stories, if you like fairy tales, and if you also like steampunk, then you’re come to the right competition.
Send us your best retellings and adaptations of fairy tales, or even original fairy tales—just so long as they incorporate the steampunk elements we all love! You can think beyond corsets, goggles and airships but don’t worry—those things are welcome too; we’re mostly seeking a great balance between the technological and the magical.
If you agree to be published in the anthology you will be giving us first serial rights upon publication.
Winners haven’t been picked yet. Check back soon!
|1st prize:||Publication in the forthcoming Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology, $75 cash|
|2nd prize:||Publication in the forthcoming Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology, $50 cash|
|3rd prize:||Publication in the forthcoming Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology, $25 cash|
Entries must be received on or before May 31, 2019, at midnight (UTC), and the winners will be announced on or before end of June.
Entries must be 2,000-3,000 words, per Scribophile’s count.
Because of the multiplicity of themes available, up to two entries will be allowed.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoir.
Work must have public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
We will accept pieces which have won or placed in previous contests, but not previously published work, even if publication was on an author’s blog.
To enter the contest, post your work to Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Steampunk Fairy Tales IV Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time. Entry is free, but you will need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.